The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

College Assistance Migrant Program Office of Student Educational Outreach

Services

In accordance with 34 CFR 206.10(a), a grantee may use CAMP funds to support approved projects designed to provide academic and supporting services and financial assistance to eligible participants as described in 34 CFR 206.3. A CAMP project may provide the following types of services to assist the participants in meeting the project's objectives and in succeeding in an academic program of study at the IHE:

  • Outreach and recruitment services to reach persons who are eligible under section 206.3 (a) and (c).
  • Supportive and instructional services to improve placement, persistence, and retention in postsecondary education, including:
    • Personal, academic, career economic education, or personal finance counseling as an ongoing part of the program;
    • Tutoring and academic skill-building instruction and assistance;
    • Assistance with special admissions;
    • Health services; and
    • Other services as necessary to assist students in completing program requirements.
  • Assistance in obtaining student financial aid that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Stipends
    • Scholarships
    • Student travel
    • Career-oriented work-study
    • Books and supplies
    • Tuition and fees
    • Room and board
    • Other assistance necessary to assist students in completing their first year of college or university
  • Housing support for students living in institutional facilities and commuting students.
  • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other activities not usually available to migrant youth.
  • Internships.
  • Other essential supportive services (such as transportation and child care) as necessary to ensure the success of eligible students.

Services for CAMP Brownsville

  • CAMP Brownsville serves 45 students annually
  • Academic Advising
  • CAMP Computer Lab
  • Peer Tutoring & Mentoring
  • Books for all courses
  • Class Supplies
  • Tablet Loan Program
  • Academic/Enrichment Workshops
  • Cultural Educational Events
  • Monthly Stipends
  • Dorm Scholarships for 20 CAMP students
  • Follow-up Services for CAMP Alumni

Contact Information

UTRGV - Brownsville Campus
Cortez Hall 138 & 139
Brownsville, TX
Phone: (956) 882-7871
Fax: (956) 882-7876
Email: campbrownsville@utrgv.edu



Services for CAMP Edinburg

CAMP Newsletter 2017

At Edinburg CAMP we accept 70 individuals each year as first-time college students at UTRGV. We are committed to helping migrant and seasonal farmworkers achieve a college education.

Academic Advising, Counseling, Tutoring, and Life Skills

Sessions: In-house staff offer hands-on assistance with degree planning, setting up personalized tutoring schedules, holding individual and group counseling sessions, and providing skill-building trainings on a large variety of college-life topics.

Monetary Assistance

We provide financial assistance to students in two ways.

  1. Participants in good standing may receive a monthly stipend of $75 to $100 that can be used for educational expenses.
  2. We may assist with half the cost of room and board for 15 of our students to reside in Heritage Hall - located next to our offices in Emilia Hall.

Admissions Counseling

Our outreach representative provides assistance with our application process and also with the UTRGV admissions and financial aid processes, including filling out the Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Reserved Resources

Our students can check out textbooks, calculators, laptops, and other resources from our center, which houses a student lounge, four study rooms, and a computer lab with printing services.

Building Relationships

We provide various field trips throughout the year, monthly gatherings, and mentoring opportunities.

All these aspects of our program bring our students and staff into a strong, caring, and supportive community. At UTRGV our Edinburg CAMP is not just a team but a family.